Cold Call Like A (Fred) Savage

February 20, 2017 by Meagan O'Shea | Academics

If you want to break into the industry, cold call like a Savage. Fred Savage, that is. “So many things in my career, to this day, happened because I just picked up the phone and called people,” Savage told students enrolled in the New Era of Television class last fall. “If there’s someone you admire,

Film Festival Kudos for 2/15/17

February 15, 2017 by | Kudos!

Ceylan Carhoglu & Nicole Jordan-Webber’s GARDENERS OF THE FOREST will be playing the 21st Annual John Hopkins Film Festival in Baltimore, Maryland next month (http://www.jhufilmfest.com/) Jack Sample’s BOMBIE will be playing the 7th Annual Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival in Kathmandu (http://www.hrfilms.org/) Nancy Liu’s ANGELTOWN won the Best Student Film award at the 13th

How Indie Can You Get? – The Making of RETAKE

February 13, 2017 by Nick Corporon | Beyond Dodge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s blog comes to us from alumni Nick Corporon (MFA/Directing ’09). His first feature film received a distribution deal last year, and he was kind enough to share the story of how it got made with us. This is a great piece on the trials and tribulations of indie filmmaking, and how hard

Pixar Gives Tips on Getting an Internship

February 9, 2017 by | Beyond Dodge

Recently, we had Kim Diaz, Manager of Recruitment & Talent Outreach, and Tricia Andres, recruiter, from Pixar come visit, and they gave an excellent presentation on their amazing internship programs. In addition to telling the students all about their amazing opportunities, they also offered some great tips and tricks on applying for internships that can

SCREENING – FIFTY SHADES DARKER with director James Foley

February 7, 2017 by | Screenings

Join us for a screening of FIFTY SHADES DARKER with guest, director James Foley, Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in Folino Theater. A Q&A with Foley will follow the screening. This is an exclusive event open to the Chapman community only. Chapman IDs will be required for entry. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia

A Night To Remember with Martin Scorsese

February 6, 2017 by Stephawn Christopher Spears | Academics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Recently, Professor Harry Ufland took his class to a private event with Martin Scorsese. One of his students, Stephawn Christopher Spears (MFA/Film Production ’19), was kind enough to share his experience of the evening, as Mr. Scorsese is one of his biggest influences. On January 30, 2017, I, along with forty-five other students,

Richard Gladstein Joins Dodge College as Spring 2017 Filmmaker-In-Residence; Joyce Cox Joins As Pankey Chair

February 2, 2017 by Rogers and Cowan | Press Releases

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premier film schools in the United States, announced today that two-time Academy Award® nominated producer Richard Gladstein (The Hateful Eight, Pulp Fiction, The Bourne Identity) has been named the Spring 2017 Marion Knott Filmmaker-in-Residence while acclaimed VFX producer Joyce Cox (Titanic,